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CoE calls on Turkey to amend criminal and anti-terrorism laws, release political prisoners

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE), which monitors the enforcement of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR),...

Turkish football to use foreign VAR officials in high-stakes matches

Foreign video assistant referees will officiate at key Turkish Super Lig games from this week, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) said Friday, Agence France-Presse...

Trade restrictions fail to hinder maritime trade between Turkey and Israel: journalist

Despite Turkey's announcement of the imposition of trade restrictions on Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza, maritime activity suggests that the flow of...

Fenerbahçe fined over Turkish Super Cup walkout

Fenerbahçe was fined 115,000 euros ($123,175) on Thursday over their Turkish Super Cup protest at the weekend, Agence France-Presse reported. Fenerbahçe walked off the field...

Turkish police seize 608 kilograms of cocaine, detain 13

Turkish police have seized 608 kilograms of cocaine, the country's third-largest bust to date, and detained 13 people, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced Thursday...

Russia’s Rosatom initiates commissioning phase for nuclear power plant in Turkey

Russia’s state nuclear power corporation Rosatom has begun commissioning the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey, the company announced in...

EU asylum reform tightens criteria for Turkish nationals

The European Parliament has adopted a comprehensive pact to reform migration and asylum policies, which includes tough measures that could affect Turkish nationals in...

Turkish intelligence service draws ire with children’s competition on ‘secret agents’

Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has sparked outrage by inviting children between the ages of 5 and 14 to take part in a competition...

ECtHR faults Turkey for violating rights of top court member dismissed in 2016

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Turkey violated the rights of a member of the Council of State who was...

Too little, too late: Critics see Turkey’s trade restrictions on Israel as admission of guilt

Six months after Israel launched its war on Gaza, the Turkish government has heeded public criticism and imposed restrictions on its ongoing trade with...

ECtHR prioritizes second case on continuing, new violations of Kavala’s rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has granted priority status to a second case lodged by businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, who has...

More than 6,000 people appeared in court in 2023 for insulting Erdoğan, his gov’t

A total of 6,879 people appeared in Turkish courts in 2023 on allegations of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan or his Justice and Development...

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